Mexico: UNAM Pumas dominate Burros Blancos in college classic; Borregos México stay unbeaten

The UNAM Pumas (5-1) dominated the IPN Burros Blancos (6-1), defeating them 33-7 in front of a crowd of 27,000 this past weekend as Mexico’s ONEFA – Organización Nacional Estudiantil de Futbol Americano (National Student Organization of American Football) heads into the final weekend of the regular season.

In the CONADEIP, Comisión Nacional Deportiva Estudiantil de Instituciones Privadas, A.C., the Borregos México remained unbeaten in downing the defending Mexican champions, Borregos Toluca 24-21.

Th ONEFA is composed of 23 teams divided between the Green and White and Red conferences, each with its own champion, the Green conference is the highest level, the green and Whiteconference have inter-conference games. The CONADEIP has 11 teams in two conferences, the Libertado and the Independence.

In 2018, a bowl of champions was played, between the champions of the ONEFA, the UNAM Pumas CU and the CONADEIP champion, BORREGOS Toluca, with Toluca capturing their first ever Mexican college title beating the Pumas 16-15.

Let’s take a look at key matchups from this past weekend.

ONEFA

Pumas UNAM 33 – Burros Blancos IPN 7

Thanks to three touchdown passes by rookie quarterback Marco Antonio Durán (15) and an outstanding defense, the Pumas CU managed to maintain their dominance over the Burros Blancos IPN in the “student classics” of American football downing them 33-7.

Durán started the season as the third-string quarterback on the roster of the UNAM team, but his play last week in a big win over the Tigres earned him the starting spot on this day.

The Burros fans were ready for a party as their team entered the game undefeated, but the Pumas spoiled the atmosphere almost from the opening whistle. After the Burros scored on their first offensive series, the Puma’s took full control and left no doubt.

With this result the Pumas CU record remains in 5-1, with a pending duel against the Aguilas Blancas; while Burros Blancos drop 6-1. Both teams have a guaranteed space for the postseason.

Auténticos Tigres UANL 58 Águilas UACH 10

Aguilas Blancas IPN 34, Leones UAMN 7

White Conference

Frailes U. Tepeyac 17 – Toros Salvajes UACH 14

In an early playoff game in which the U. Tepeyac Frailes trailed the Toros Salvajes 14-6 in the second quarter,  the Frailes mounted a furious comeback  and went on to beat the Toros 17-14.

Lobos Coahuila 14 Potros Salvajes UAEM 6

Leones UAC 35 Pumas UNAM Acatlan 30

SEMIFINALS RED CONFERENCE

Correcaminos UAT Victoria 45 Tecos UAG 14

Correcaminos secured a berth in the Conference Final.

Correcaminos UAT Reynosa 23 Centinelas CGP 21

CONADEIP

Borregos México 24 – Borregos Toluca 21

Borregos Mexico are still undefeated after beating the defending champion Borregos Toluca.

Cimarrones UABC 19, CETYS Tijuana 12  (F)
Potros ITSON 31,  CETYS Mexicali 14 (F)
Borregos México 24,  Borregos Toluca 21 (F)
Aztecas UDLAP 21, Borregos Puebla 0 (F)
Borregos Monterrey 38, Borregos Guadalajara 0 (F)

Rachid Sabag Serrato
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